Mayweather vs Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Sales and Estimates: A whopping 5 million buys

The Mayweather vs Pacquiao post fight stories continue to flood the social media as well as news outlets. While many were disappointed about the fight because it lacks blood, knockdowns and actions, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be richer than ever.

Pay-per-view figures are coming to trickle six days after the fight. While the numbers are preliminary and estimate in nature, the pay-per-view buys are staggering that it will blow out an individual’s mind.

Yahoo Sports

now reports that the Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view buys will be closer to 5.63 million and could get even higher.

DirecTV sold 1.15 million pay-per-views, while Dish’s number was 500,000. The telephone companies combined for 600,000. Combined, that is 2.25 million already. If cable systems wound up being 60 percent of the total, that would mean the final figure is a mind-boggling 5.625 million.

In the pre-fight, close to three million was the estimate. In reality, the most anticipated fight of the century has reached about five million buys? This was an unprecedented pay-per-view that stormed the record book.

Here are the previous ppv numbers, top 10.

Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather, 2007, HBO, 2.48 million
Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez, 2013, Showtime, 2.25 million
Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson, 2002, HBO & Showtime, 1.98 million
Evander Holyfield-Mike Tyson II, 1997, Showtime, 1.98 million
Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield I, 1996, Showtime, 1.59 million
Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto, 2012, HBO, 1.5 million
George Foreman-Evander Holyfield, 1991, 1.45 million
Oscar De La Hoya-Felix Trinidad, 1999, HBO, 1.4 million
Floyd Mayweather-Shane Mosley, 2010, HBO, 1.38 million
Mike Tyson-Peter McNeeley, 1995, Showtime, 1.35 million

The aftermath of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. backtracked from his text on ESPN’s Stephen Smith that he welcomes a rematch. Mayweather is now saying that there’s no rematch and that Pacquiao is a coward:

“I change my mind,” he said. “At this particular time, no, because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward. If you lost, accept the loss.”

Manny Pacquiao will have to take 9-12 months for his shoulder injury that required a surgery. Pacquiao wants a rematch but he won’t get it.

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